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Path of Spirit

July 2009

Jul 31, 2009

A Daily Consecration
Our Part in the Body
Saying For Today: "We do not see others through merely the heart of religion, spirituality, morality ...; we submit our heart to see and reach with the Heart of Jesus."

Jul 30, 2009

Something More Than A Confession
On Spiritual Accountability
Saying For Today: "Possibly, honestly admitting that we, in ourselves, cannot follow Jesus is the opening to be graced to do exactly that."

Jul 29, 2009

Waiting While Blind
When Not Seeing the Way Ahead
Saying For Today: "Indeed, being lost may be a time when we are being providentially given some time off: to heal, to clarify, to strengthen, to forgive, to grow closer to Grace, …"

Jul 28, 2009

The Two One
On Romantic Love
Saying For Today: "And, thankfully, also, to fall in Love with all Life is a wonderful way to discover that one does not have to have coitus to feel fully human and whole."

Jul 26, 2009

Living on the Lip of Insanity
Beyond Belief In or Not In God
Saying For Today: "The existence of God demands, by the nature of God, the collapse of language and thought. This imploding allows the opening into Pure Prayer - which is beyond prayer."

Jul 25, 2009

The Docile Soul
Holy Indifference in Prayer
Saying For Today: "We are part of a larger, dynamic, organic, and emergent Whole. This Whole, however we speak of it, is God. We are, in contrast to much modern sentiment, creatures of cosmic dependency."

Jul 24, 2009

Petals Falling All Around
On Union with the One
Saying For Today: "Likewise, when one has passed through the energies to the essence—Surprise! There is only One."

Jul 23, 2009

Calm, Be Quiet!
On Meditative Quietude
Saying For Today: "If we are gentle with mind, then, it, of itself, will naturally calm and we will be in meditative quietude. "

Jul 22, 2009

A Life Poured Out
On Embodying the Cross
Saying For Today: "That the Cross offends modern sensibilities does not negate its centrality to Christian Life. Yet, the Cross is not merely something done for us in the past. The Cross is a passage to Life, spiritual Life."

Jul 21, 2009

A Faithful Skepticism
Honesty in Belief
Saying For Today: "Claiming something unreasonable by pulling out a word like faith does not make anything truth and does disservice to such meaningful words."

Jul 19, 2009

A Greater Wealth
On Contentment
Saying For Today: "Our very seeking can speak of our alienation from God - like our being alienated from the nose on our face, while we rush about looking for it."

Jul 15, 2009

You Don't Like Me - So What?
Following Christ Well
Saying For Today: "Persons who wish you to submit in servitude to their power over you - well, they will use you up, and throw you away. Serve the One who will be there always, with you - Christ Jesus."

Jul 14, 2009

The Law of the Spirit of Life
On Freedom
Saying For Today: "The majority want us asleep - then, we will not cause trouble, we will not contend."

Jul 13, 2009

A Breaking-Through
Union With God-as-God
Saying For Today: "This you is eternally one with God, and coming out of God into this world."

Jul 12, 2009

Tending the God-Seed Wisely
On Nurturing the Soul
Saying For Today: "The whole being is being reborn into God, practically, and we grow more to relax into heaven and rest from fleshly toils and cares."

Jul 11, 2009

Sandwiches and Kisses
Sensible Connection
Saying For Today: "Consistently to connect in union with a being is a spiritual act of Loving, a rite of Grace."

Jul 10, 2009

The Unclothing of St. Francis
Renunciation and Service
Saying For Today: "Likewise, decisions and actions that seem impossible for us, now, may not be so another day. In this moment we do not know the service Spirit is preparing for us to give in another day."

Jul 9, 2009

The Working of All-Potential
On Miracles
Saying For Today: "Divine Being is never exhausted, never more or less."

Jul 8, 2009

A Promise of Presence
The Word's Nearness
Saying For Today: "In the Word, God gives Godself to us, still."

Jul 7, 2009

The Cobbler's Sigh
The Essence of Prayer
Saying For Today: "Many persons are praying, who do not know they are praying."

Jul 7, 2009

When Life Nails You
Releasing the Past and Entering Unknown Territory (A Special Edition Writing)
Saying For Today: "See, the badthings that happen to us are not diversions or threats to the spiritual Path, they are the Path. "

Jul 6, 2009

The Truth of Spiritual Community
A Loving Accountability
Saying For Today: "Without shared accountability, we cannot live in Christ together in Love."

Jul 5, 2009

A Holy Bible Legalism
A Christian Denial of Christian Freedom
Saying For Today: "Sadly, the Christian faith exchanged the legalism of the Jewish Law with another legalism, undoing exactly what Jesus lived, preached, and taught."

Jul 4, 2009

Ways of Expressing Devotion
Religion and Spirituality
Saying For Today: "Our desire to share with God intimately in spiritual coitus is a witness that God is not only an impersonal Force."

Jul 3, 2009

Ordered Loves in Spiritual Emergence
On Rightly Loving

Jul 1, 2009

The Beauty of the Soul
On Spiritual Love

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